Friday, September 10, 2010

30 Posts in 30 Days: Day 10: A photo of you taken over 10 years ago

Most of the photos of myself that I've posted previously have either been far away, obscured (sunglasses) or from my childhood. But after almost three years of blogging, I guess I can afford to post a something slightly more visible (albeit one that's still not just 10 but THIRTY -- eeekkk!! -- years old!). ; )

This is probably my favourite photo of myself ever. We had a family photo session at a photography studio, prior to attending my sister's high school graduation in June 1980, & in addition to a group shot & couples shot of my parents, my sister & I both had individual photos taken.

I was 19 at the time, just finished my first year of university. I probably thought I was a little overweight at the time (!!)(which makes me want to positively weep now) -- but after the wilderness of high school, I had found my niche at university. I had gotten contact lenses in Grade 12, & they were huge confidence boosters for me. For the first time in my life, I was feeling pretty & desirable and even semi-popular & semi-confident about myself. I had a blast in my first year of university, & I think this photo shows it. I don't think I've looked better, before or since then.

My original of this photo was getting faded, so I scanned it, cleaned up the scratches & enhanced the colour a little.


  1. We are always so hard on ourselves in the moment. I have always been full of insecurities about my appearance ... but then you wait five or ten years and you realize you were just nuts. Great pic.

    Saw this link this morning and thought of you:


  2. Ah, your post reminds me that I wasted many years not knowing how HOT I really was. And 10 years from now, I'm going to think the same thing about how I look right now.

    You look like hey, look at me miss fashion model - you enjoyed taking this photo, didn't you?

  3. You do look like you were enjoying life!

  4. what a great photo! love the touch-up too.

  5. Absolutely stunning picture of you. You look fabulous in red and look at those cheek bones and lips! Beautiful!

  6. You are so beautiful! What a beautiful photo!

    And I know what you mean about looking back and just wanting to weep about how hard I was on myself - I was actually talking about this with my sister the other day. Good reminder to love ourselves right now, today, just as we are.

  7. *wolf whistle* ;-)
    You are stunning!!